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KCAB issues revised international arbitration rules

The 2016 revised International Arbitration Rules (the "2016 Rules") of KCAB introduce changes that are more in line with other major international arbitration rules. The 2016 Rules apply to KCAB arbitration proceedings...more

A welcome development: SCC announces revision to arbitration rules to include summary judgment procedures

Introduction - The Arbitration Institution of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) has released a draft set of arbitration rules that are intended to take effect in the course of 2017. The draft SCC arbitration rules...more

Russia’s New Commercial Arbitration Reform—Key Points

Russia recently enacted an important packet of laws that substantially alters the landscape for commercial arbitration in and involving Russia (both wholly domestic and international) and addresses in detail the current...more

Oregon Federal Court Finds Arbitration Agreement In CGL Policy Invalid

Plaintiff, Technical Security Integration, Inc., a Washington company, sold certain security and surveillance equipment and services. It hired Corey Tharp as a sales associate in Oregon, to tap his connections to that state’s...more

Reimagining Arbitration

The rapid growth of commercial arbitration has not been without drawbacks. As counsel have become more sophisticated in dispute process design, arbitrations now often incorporate many elements of a court trial. Litigation...more

Washington State Newsletter - Winter 2014

In This Issue: Discovery Special Masters Can Streamline the Discovery Process and How to Customize Commercial Arbitration. Excerpt from Discovery Special Masters Can Streamline the Discovery Process - The...more

Top Five Myths about Commercial Arbitration

While the use of arbitration is on the rise, there are some persistent misconceptions about the process that may be deterring some from using this economical alternative to court trials. Here are a few of those myths along...more

JCAA Rules Revisited

New JCAA Rules of Commercial Arbitration recently have been released after a review and amendment process that began in July 2012. The JCAA Rules last were amended in 2008, and the new rules took effect on February 1, 2014....more

Business Litigation Report -- January 2014

In This Issue - Firm News: ..Quinn Emanuel Arbitration Practitioners Recognized in Global Arbitration Review’s “International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration” ..Quinn Emanuel Expands International White...more

Landmark Revisions to the AAA’s Commercial Arbitration Rules

The American Arbitration Association’s Rules are among the most widely used rules in the United States. Fred G. Bennett, a partner with Quinn Emanuel’s Los Angeles office and the chair of the U.S. Arbitration Practice, was...more

US Court of Appeals Revises Opinion: Section 1782’s Use in Arbitration Ambiguous

With the Eleventh Circuit’s revision, using Section 1782 to request the production of evidence in private international commercial arbitrations remains uncertain. On January 10, the US Court of Appeals for the...more

"US Supreme Court Cases to Watch in 2014"

The U.S. Supreme Court will rule on numerous significant cases in 2014, involving such issues as presidential power, affirmative action, campaign contributions, environmental regulations, intellectual property, commercial...more

AAA Makes Substantial Revisions to Commercial Arbitration Rules

The American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) issued new Arbitration Rules and Mediation Procedures governing commercial disputes for AAA commercial arbitrations initiated on or after October 1, 2013. Arbitration proceedings...more

Taking Control of the Arbitration Process

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Commercial Arbitration Can be Better than Court

“The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” That sentence has been attributed to Albert Einstein, Mark Twain and others. Whoever said it has a point that applies to...more

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